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Kiptopeke State Park

3540 Kiptopeke Dr, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1420
+1 757-331-2267
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So peaceful.

They sunk several event boats here in 1949 to akr a causeway for ferry service from the mainland... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carl R
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Perfect Rest Stop

We stopped here last week, while traveling, just for a short break. Took in the views down by the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Sandra M
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One of the best spots for bird-watching.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“camp store” (10 reviews)
“full hookups” (8 reviews)
“fishing pier” (27 reviews)
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3540 Kiptopeke Dr, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1420
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+1 757-331-2267
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They sunk several event boats here in 1949 to akr a causeway for ferry service from the mainland. The bridge put that out of service. Bring your fishing pole and binoculars. They is also a campsite. The grounds are very well kempt. Lots of shore...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here last week, while traveling, just for a short break. Took in the views down by the pier and walked the beach a little. Plenty of parking, decent restrooms, very nice pier; beautiful views of the Bay, the bridge, and the man-made reef...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A great state park! A lot of trails to walk and nice beach area. We spent an entire day walking and taking in the sights.

Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Virginia parks are wonderful campground. Kiptopeke is right on the bay, with lots space and full hookups. All the sites are open which is different. It is an easy walk from campsite to the beach and fishing areas.

Thank FZ S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were there in late September and few others - actually our plan..8>)) Rangers were nice, walking paths great! Beach nice however a bay not ocean side. The dump station is very awkward in that the lip is too high. Too many dogs - this...More

Thank farmhand2014
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Made the 3.5 hour trip from home with the our Boy Scout Troop. We stayed in the group campsites which were shaded and spacious and a short walk to the beach and other activities. We fished (both from the pier and from kayaks), kayaked, swam,...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Some folks where we were staying recommended we stop by here. Was looking to take our dogs on the beach. There is a section just for dogs which is nice. We have senior dogs and one "gave out" having to much fun so I took...More

Thank Monzsterman
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We rented one of the cabins in the park for the weekend. Great accommodations! We went to the fishing pier, biked the trails, went into Cape Charles Old Town, and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the offseason. We are planning our next trip back!

Thank BFly823
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There are a couple things to understand about Kiptopeke State Park in order to appreciate it and to have an experience in line with your expectations. First, it’s a state park. It’s not a private or chain owned “resort” style campground with game rooms, pool...More

7  Thank PhillyFoodieVA
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by hoping to hike some trails but found that this was more of a campground than a state park. It looks like a great place to stay but noisy campers made hiking a different experience than we were looking for.More

Thank Kathleen G
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I'm wondering if you picked up our park brochure. The developed footprint of the park is small compared to the overall acreage of the park and there are a number of great hiking opportunities that are nowhere near the campground. You will have to come...More

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xipotec
29 November 2017|
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Response from FZ S | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the office, they have different classifications of watercraft and it may be season dependent.
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xipotec
11 November 2017|
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Response from D L | Reviewed this property |
this year 2017, I experienced little to none but this year was also very little rain during the summer with low humidity. I did not have to use bug spray when I was camping this past August. Now down on the water is... More
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thrushsong83
3 November 2017|
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Response from Keith F | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for helping this traveler BFly823! We camped in the group camping area and not by the cabins. Fire pits with grates and picnic tables in the group area. Enjoy your trip!
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